The Ngorongoro Conservation Area have announced that they will follow the lead of Tanzania National Parks and increase the bed levy / concession fees paid by lodges located in the Conservation Area. The increase will take effect from 01 December 2017. Similar to Serengeti National Park, the new fee will be $59.00 USD per adult per night inclusive of VAT. This amount will be offset by the amounts already being paid by the lodges. The difference will need to be paid.
For existing bookings, you will receive notification of the amount of increase from your consultant. For any quotations received, the amount will need to be added. We will take these new fees into account for all future requests.
For the official notice, please click [HERE]
Plastic carrier bags will not be allowed in Kenya
In a move praised by conservation groups and health organisations, Kenya has taken the lead in banning the use of plastic carrier bags and certain other plastic bags. Included in the ban are the following items that travellers might carry:
- Duty free carrier bags
- Bags used when departing USA for liquids and gels in carry-on luggage
- General shopping bags
- Bin liners (sometimes used to protect luggage during rain)
- Dry cleaning bags (commonly wrapped around clothing)
Travellers arriving into Kenya via airports, sea ports or land borders will be required to leave any bags deemed to be on the banned list at the point of entry. Travellers will not be fined so long as they surrender any prohibited bags.
The following options are suitable replacements:
- Paper bags
- Durable "bag for life" bags
- Bags made from cloth, woven grass or sisal
For more information, you may download a summary document by clicking HERE.
For the Kenya government's policy paper on this topic, please click HERE.
Tanganyika Wilderness Camps have announced that they will be closing some of the properties during the low season (April and May 2018) for soft renovations.
MARAMBOI TENTED LODGE
- 01 April to 30 April
Lake Burunge Tented Lodge remains open
NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE
- 07 April to 30 April
Tloma Lodge and Farm House Valley Lodge remain open
KUBU KUBU TENTED LODGE
- 09 April to 13 April
- 18 April to 29 Aprol
Kati Kati Camp and Lake Masek Tented Lodge remain open
LAKE MASEK TENTED LODGE
- 07 May to 18 May
- 22 May to 26 May
- 28 May to 31 May
Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge remains open
One & Only Nyungwe House has set their opening date in Rwanda for 01 October 2018. The lodge closed in 2016 for extensive renovations. The reopening is expected to offer enhanced comfort for its guests.
Please see the following exciting offers for new bookings at the newly renovated Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge.
Free spa treatment per person per stay
Book half board and receive free room upgrade
Includes VIP turn down with fruit platter and sparking wine on arrival
Stay for 7 nights and pay for 6
Includes complimentary Ile Ile boat trip with light lunch and soft drinks (one per stay)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- New bookings only made before 31 August 2017
- Valid for stays between now and 22 December 2017 (inclusive)
- Cannot be combined with other offers
- Subject to availability at the time of booking
- Offer must be requested at the time of booking
Family Fun Offer
For all new family bookings KIDS STAY FREE at Azura Selous.
Stay 4,Pay 3 offer is also valid with the FAMILY FUN offer.
Family adventure is at the heart of the Azura philosophy and they are delighted to share this new family inspired safari offer. After all, isn’t it time we focused more on escaping with our little treasures, rather than from them?
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Valid for all new bookings year round in 2017 and 2018
- Park entry fees, concession fees and tourism development levy payable on free nights ($90.00 adults $67.00 children younger than age 16)
- Maximum of 2 children between the ages of 6 and 16 years
- Based on 2 children sharing with 2 parents
- Children over the age of 6 are welcome.
- Interactive and fun children activities are available - focussing on exploring the Selous
- Please insure you advise of that you wish to apply this offer at the time of booking
- Subject to availability
- Cannot be combined with other offers except as outlined herein